Advice quotes and sayings

Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Benjamin Franklin

A good scare is worth more than good advice.

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Edgar Watson Howe

To accept good advice is but to increase one’s own ability.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves.

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Earl of Chesterfield

I intended to give you some advice but now I remember how much is left over from last year unused.
George Harris

No one wants advice – only corroboration.
John Steinbeck

One gives nothing so freely as advice.
Duc de la Rochefoucauld

People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
Brendan Francis

On my twenty-first birthday my father said, ‘Son, here’s a million dollars. Don’t lose it.
Larry Niven

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
Erica Jong

Seek advice but use your own common sense.
Yiddish Proverb

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.
Agatha Christie

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
Abigail Van Buren

I always pass on good advice. It’s the only thing to do with it. It is never any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

Sometimes I give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
Mary Wortley Montagu

A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Edward Howe

Advice is a dangerous gift, even to the wise from the wise, and all courses may run ill.
J R R Tolkien

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
Gordon R. Dickson

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
Gloria Steinem

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S Truman

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones who need the advice.
Bill Cosby

Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.
Carolyn Wells

Whatever advice you give, be brief.

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
James Callaghan

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
Erica Jong

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

I never had a man come to me for advice yet, but what I soon discovered that he thought more of his own opinion than he did of mine.
Josh Billings

It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.

Never give advice unless asked.
German Proverb

Advice after injury is like medicine after death.

Many receive advice, few profit by it.
Publilius Syrus

When a man won’t listen to his conscience, it’s usually because he doesn’t want advice from a total stranger.
Lindsey Stewart

Ask a woman’s advice, and whatever she advises, Do the very reverse and you’re sure to be wise”
Thomas More

A good example has twice the value of good advice.

The best advice is this: Don’t take advice and don’t give advice.

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

Advice is like Castor oil; easy enough to give, but dreadful uneasy to take.
Josh Billings

Take it easy — but take it.
Woody Guthrie

It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
William Shakespeare

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Nobody can help you to solve your problem, except yourself.

Life is what you make it.

You can learn more from your competitors than your friends, they will be among the very first to expose your every flaw and shortcoming.
Joseph P. Martino